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Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, Web browsers and general technology breaking news for Computerworld.

Inoperable Apple I to be auctioned October 9

Christie's on Tuesday said it will auction off an Apple I computer from the company's first batch, and predicted the machine will sell for as much as $126,000 when it hits the block in October.

Mozilla sets end of Firefox for OS X Leopard

Mozilla will drop support for Apple's OS X 10.5, or Leopard, after it ships Firefox 16 in October, according to company developers.

Apple closes Retina MacBook Pro supply-demand gap

Apple continues to narrow the gap between supply and demand for its high-priced, high-resolution Retina MacBook Pro.

Google building stronger Flash sandbox in Chrome

Google says it had wrapped up work on a stronger Flash sandbox in the Windows version of Chrome, and would soon ship the same for its OS X browser.

Talk of a Sept. 12 iPhone launch triggers trade-in flurry

Speculation about a Sept. 12 announcement of a new iPhone triggered a 70 percent jump in the number of owners trying to unload their current smartphones, according to eBay.

Ad network: Mountain Lion grabs 3 percent share of OS X in first 48 hours

An advertising network claims that Mountain Lion powered more than 3 percent of all Macs within two days of the OS X update's release.

Yahoo fixes password-pilfering bug, explains who's at risk

Yahoo said it has fixed the flaw that allowed hackers to steal more than 450,000 passwords from one of its many services.

Apple improves Retina MacBook Pro shipping times

Apple's Retina MacBook Pro is now shipping faster to online customers, according to the company's e-stores in several countries.

Google to pull Chrome plug on OS X Leopard

Google will pull the plug for Chrome running on OS X 10.5, aka Leopard, after it releases version 21, which is currently in beta and will reach the browser's stable channel next month.

Apple kicks off new iPad sales in China next week

Apple on Tuesday said the company will start selling the new iPad in China starting Friday, July 20.

Apple ships final OS X Mountain Lion to developers

Apple on Monday released a "golden master" of OS X Mountain Lion to developers, putting the impending operating system on track to reach customers this month. Apple said at June's WWDC that Lion would arrive in July.

Windows 8, OS X upgrades by the numbers

Like 2009, this year is one of dueling operating system upgrades, when the two biggest desktop OS rivals face off with new editions.

Apple borrows from Windows Update playbook for OS X Mountain Lion

Apple will boost the frequency of security updates in OS X Mountain Lion and automatically install required patches for users, steps that bring it into line with Microsoft's approach.

Rare working Apple 1 computer sells for record $374,500

A 36-year-old Apple-1 personal computer -- one of just six thought to be in working condition -- sold for a record $374,500 at a New York auction Friday.

MacBook Air price cuts make it tougher on Windows ultrabook makers

Apple's move to cut prices on three of its four MacBook Air models could prove challenging to computer makers looking to cash in on the thin-and-light category with Windows-powered ultrabooks.